Vodafone cuts its mobile internet charges abroad

November 29, 2010

Vodafone has simplified its roaming data charges in Europe for Smartphone users.

From 1 December 2010, the Vodafone Data Traveller let’s you data roam your European destination for a little as £2 a day.

Pay as you go

If you’re on a “Pay as you go” tariff you will simply pay £2 day in exchange for 5MB in any of the countries listed below.

On Contract

If you are a regular traveller then you can pay £10 a month and you’ll receive 25MB download. You must opt in to Vodafone Data Traveller.

Pay monthly

If you’re on a tariff that costs £40 a month or more and get at least 900 minutes, you automatically get 25MB a day free of charge.


Whilst this is a step in the right direction you must still keep an eye on how much data you’ve used. The transparent nature of mobile data means you can easily rack additional cost without knowing it. A prime example is Google maps with Navigator. Whilst it’s nice to see a satellite shot of where you are the data usage flies up.

And do you really need to watch those youtube videos on your phone. There have been countless stories of individuals that racked up huge bills by catching up on TV. One user racked up a £1,900 bill to watch one episode of Eastenders.

Where can I use it?

The service is available in the following countries.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroes Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal(including Madeira)
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain(including Canary Islands)
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican City

For more detail visit the Vodadone Travelling Abroad page.